ATA to manage LTL group

Industry trade group American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has assumed management of the Distribution and LTL Carriers Association, a Kansas City, MO-based organization

Industry trade group American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has assumed management of the Distribution and LTL Carriers Association, a Kansas City, MO-based organization that represents for-hire trucking companies engaged in local, regional and inter-regional less-than-truckload freight shipments and warehousing.

Under an agreement signed by Bill Graves, ATA president & CEO, and Glen Merkel, chairman of the Distribution and LTL Carriers Assns., ATA will provide day-to-day management of the 70-member association effective June 1.

Robert Farrell, executive director of ATA’s Automobile Carriers Conference, will serve as president and secretary of the group, which will continue to operate as an independent organization.

The Distribution and LTL Carriers Association was formed in 1996 through the consolidation of the Regional and Distribution Carriers Conference and Regular Common Carrier Conference, both of which were founded to promote the interests and profitability of their trucking company members.

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